Four people killed, including two British tourists when a train derailed in India

On Saturday, two trains derailed in India killing at least four people, including two British tourists.

Officials say that three coaches of a special tourist train went off the tracks as the train was rounding a curve in Himachal Pradesh state.

The British tourists, both women, were reportedly killed instantly. Eleven other passengers were injured.

An investigation into the accident was ordered by India’s railway minister, Suresh Prabhu.

The train is a famous tourist attraction known as the “toy train,” its five coaches take passengers on a scenic route to the mountain resort town of Shimla.

The cause of the derailment is unknown at this time.

Injured passengers were taken to hospitals in Gulbarga, eight have already been discharged.


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